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In Child Time Sharing Plans, Which Parent Has the Authority to Make Decisions on Behalf of the Child?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In Fort Lauderdale child time-sharing proceedings, much of the focus is on the amount of physical time the child will spend with each parent. This is often a hotly debated topic and rightly so. Making a home for your child and being involved in their lives on a regular basis provides a foundation in… Read More »


Domestic Violence Increases Due To COVID-19: Six Common Factors Involved

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence often involves hitting, punching, pushing, and other types of abusive behavior. It can also consist of sexual assault, threats, verbal abuse, stalking, and other types of harassment. The primary cause is the abuser’s need to gain power and a feeling of control over the victim. However, there are often other factors that… Read More »


Five Advantages of A Marital Settlement Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce is never pleasant. Having to attend public court proceedings that focus on the breakdown of your marriage and voice disagreements over property, assets, and the rights to children only make the situation worse. Depending on the situation, these hearings can drag on for long months, costing you both time and… Read More »


How Paternity and Fathers’ Rights Benefit Men and Women

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In the past, family court proceedings in cases where parents were divorced or unmarried generally favored mothers. Women may have seemed to have an advantage in terms of being named as the primary caregiver and awarded child support, but they also bore more responsibility in caring for the child and making sacrifices to meet… Read More »


Dealing With Debts During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The coronavirus pandemic took a heavy toll on residents of Fort Lauderdale, both personally and financially.  As stay home orders are slowly lifted, an increasing number of married couples are filing for divorce. In addition to the damage to their relationship, business closures and stock market losses have left many of these couples financially… Read More »


Protecting Yourself Against Online Stalking and Harassment

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

The internet allows us to communicate with friends, conduct business, catch up on the latest news, and research a variety of topics, all from the comfort of our own homes. Already popular with people of all ages, online activity has surged even higher over recent months in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, online… Read More »


What Reopening In Phases Means To Your Fort Lauderdale Family Court Case

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For months, Fort Lauderdale and the entire state of Florida was on lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the courts were closed to the general public, though they continued to conduct vital business via telephone and the internet. Now that Fort Lauderdale is firmly in the process of reopening,… Read More »


Child Time Sharing Checklist

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Having a relationship with both parents is generally in the best interests of children. Unfortunately, there are situations which can put them at risk. For parents who are divorced or otherwise not living together, it is important to remain vigilant in regards to any child time sharing arrangements that are made. The following two… Read More »


COVID-19 Likely To Impact Summer Child Time Sharing Plans

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During the warm weather months when children are out of school, child time sharing schedules typically undergo major changes. Working parents often rely heavily on community care and summer camps. If one parent is the primary caregiver, the other will generally be allowed extended visits during the next few months. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic… Read More »


4 Reasons Why Victims Blame Themselves For Domestic Violence

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Domestic violence can occur between spouses, former spouses, domestic partners, and people in other types of relationships. In addition to the heavy emotional toll it takes on victims, domestic violence can result in serious injuries and may eventually prove life-threatening. In some cases, fear of financial insecurity and the emotional trauma they suffer makes… Read More »